Tennessee (33-3) tops NCBWA Division I Poll

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 25th year with its 2022 weekly surveys.

Tennessee (33-3) is No. 1 for the fourth week in a row, despite having its school-record winning streak ended at 23 games. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, continues to lead the Vols to their best start in Southeastern Conference annals at 14-1. Texas, Vanderbilt and the Vols have held down the No. 1 position in 10 NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big movers from weeks nine to 10 have been Southern Miss from No. 15 to 6, Stanford from No. 18 to 8, Gonzaga from No. 16 to 10, Virginia Tech from No. 28 to 16, Texas State from No. 24 to 18 and Oregon from receiving votes to No. 22.

There have been 18 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first 10 standings of 2022, and there also were 14 different conferences in all the 2021 NCBWA polls.

The 2022 poll voters come from among 33 college baseball writers and related media members from throughout the nation. The ’22 season features 301 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools, and for more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

2.Oregon StatePac-1227-72
4.Oklahoma StateBig 1226-107
6.Southern MissConference USA27-815
7.TexasBig 1226-126
9.Texas TechBig 1227-125
10.GonzagaWest Coast23-916
13.ConnecticutBig East28-721
14.Notre DameACC21-89
16.Virginia TechACC23-928
18.Texas StateSun Belt28-924
19.MarylandBig Ten29-722
21.TCUBig 1224-1226
24.Dallas BaptistMissouri Valley23-1219
26.Florida StateACC22-1329
28.RutgersBig Ten30-6RV
29.Georgia SouthernSun Belt24-11RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (23-14), Cal Poly (22-13), Central Michigan (23-10), Creighton (21-8), Davidson (28-6), Florida (22-14), Florida Atlantic (24-13), Georgia Tech (23-14), Grand Canyon (25-12), Liberty (22-12), Louisiana Tech (25-11), Mississippi State (21-16), NC State (23-11), Oklahoma (21-13), Old Dominion (25-9), Ole Miss (21-14), Pittsburgh (21-13), San Diego (22-12), Southern Illinois (26-9), Texas A&M (22-13), Tulane (24-12-1), UC Santa Barbara (24-8), UNLV (25-11), UTSA (24-12), Wake Forest (27-9), West Virginia (22-12), Wofford (27-9).
Dropped out: Florida (20), Ole Miss (25), Wake Forest (27), Alabama (30).
By conference: ACC 6, SEC 6, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 2, Sun Belt 2, Big East 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.